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Bill Introductions Involving Oregon Newsletter for Sunday July 05, 2020 ( 28 items )  

Rep. Bonamici Introduces Bill to Establish Retirement Savings Lost & Found
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7439) to establish the Retirement Savings Lost and Found. The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Education and Labor committees. For more information, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, 2131 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/225-0855; or in district office at 12725 S.W. Millikan Way, Ste. 220, Beaverto  more

Rep. Levin Introduces Bill to Implement System to Conduct Representation Elections Remotely
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7485) to "direct the National Labor Relations Board to implement a system and procedures to conduct representation elections remotely using an electronic voting system." The bill was introduced on July 2 and has 45 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., Andre Carson, D-Ind., Ed Case, D-Ha  more

Rep. Maloney Introduces Bill to Establish Merchant Mariner Education Loan Program
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7464) to amend title 46, U.S. Code, "to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a merchant mariner education loan program." The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Reps. Peter A. DeFazio, D-Ore., Sam Graves, R-Mo., and Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio. It was referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. For more information, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, 2331 Rayburn Hous  more

Rep. Wexton Introduces Bill to Conduct Benefit-Cost Analysis on Relocations
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., has introduced legislation (H.R. 7478) to "require Federal agencies to conduct a benefit-cost analysis on relocations involving the movement of employment positions to different areas." The bill was introduced on July 1 and has 11 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. John Sarbanes, D-Md., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va., Anthony G. Brown, D-Md., Don S. Beyer, D-Va., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., David Trone, D-Md., Jerry McNerney, D-C  more

Sen. Casey Introduces Bill to Increase Federal Support to State Medicaid Programs During Economic Downturns
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., has introduced legislation (S. 4108) to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act "to increase Federal support to State Medicaid programs during economic downturns." The bill was introduced on June 30 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Jon Tester, D-Mont., Debbie Stab  more

Sen. Durbin Introduces Bill to Encourage Support for Robust Global Response to COVID-19
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation (S. 4139) to "encourage support by international financial institutions for a robust global response to the COVID-19 pandemic." The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For more information, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, 711 Hart Senate Office Buildi  more

Sen. Feinstein Introduces Bill to Amend Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (S. 4183) to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 "to require organizations that spend more than $50,000 on Federal judicial nomination communications to file statements disclosing donors and certain other information with the Federal Election Commission." The bill was introduced on July 2 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Richard J. D  more

Sen. Feinstein Introduces Bill to Establish Commission on COVID-19 Pandemic
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (S. 4132) to establish the Commission on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S. The bill was introduced on July 1 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Kirst  more

Sen. Grassley Introduces Emergency Aid for Returning Americans Affected by Coronavirus Act
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has introduced the Emergency Aid for Returning Americans Affected by Coronavirus Act (S. 4091) to amend section 1113 of the Social Security Act "to provide authority for fiscal year 2020 for increased payments for temporary assistance to United States citizens returned from foreign countries." The bill was introduced on June 29 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. The full text of the bill is available from https://www.congress.gov/b  more

Sen. Johnson Introduces Bill to Modernize REAL ID Act of 2005
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., has introduced legislation (S. 4133) to modernize the REAL ID Act of 2005. The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, Sen. Ron Johnson, 328 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5323; or in state at 517 E. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 408, Milwaukee, WI 53202; 414/27  more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill on Funding for Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Act
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 4098) to provide funding for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Act. The bill was introduced on June 29 and has 17 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Ron Wyden, D-Ore  more

Sen. Menendez Introduces Bill on Supplemental Funding for Supportive Housing for Elderly
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has introduced legislation (S. 4177) to authorize supplemental funding for supportive housing for the elderly. The bill was introduced on July 2 and has 14 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Amend Water Infrastructure Finance & Innovation Act of 2014
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4206) to amend the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 "to authorize the interest rate to be used on a secured loan to be the interest rate for United States Treasury securities of a similar maturity on the date of first disbursement of the loan." The bill was introduced on July 2. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. For more information, Sen. Jeff Merkley, 313   more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Asses Hydrology of Saline Lakes in Great Basin
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4190) to "authorize the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey to establish a regional program to assess, monitor, and benefit the hydrology of saline lakes in the Great Basin and the migratory birds and other wildlife dependent on those habitats." The bill was introduced on July 2 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah. It was referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. For more inform  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Conduct Study on Classification of Political Campaign Emails as Spam
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4146) to "require the Federal Election Commission to conduct a study on the classification of political campaign emails as spam." The bill was introduced on July 1. It was referred to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. For more information, Sen. Jeff Merkley, 313 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-3753; or in state at 121 S.W. Salmon St., Ste. 1400, Portland, OR 97204; 503/326-33  more

Sen. Merkley Introduces Bill to Establish Financing Energy Efficient Manufacturing Program
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4147) to "establish the Financing Energy Efficient Manufacturing Program at the Department of Energy to provide financial assistance to promote energy efficiency and onsite renewable technologies in manufacturing facilities." The bill was introduced on July 1. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Sen. Jeff Merkley, 313 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D  more

Sen. Murray Introduces Bill to Support Education, Child Care During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (S. 4112) to "support education and child care during the COVID-19 public health emergency." The bill was introduced on June 30 and has 18 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Robert  more

Sen. Peters Introduces Bill to Promote Understanding About African-American History
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has introduced legislation (S. 4193) to "develop and nationally disseminate accurate, relevant, and accessible resources to promote understanding about African-American history." The bill was introduced on July 2 and has 15 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Debbie Stabenow,   more

Sen. Reed Introduces Bill to Establish Library Stabilization Fund to Respond to Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., has introduced legislation (S. 4181) to "establish a Library Stabilization Fund to respond to and accelerate the recovery from coronavirus." The bill was introduced on July 2 and has 13 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Cory Booker, D-N.J., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Robert   more

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Designate Hong Kong Residents as Priority 2 Refugees of Special Humanitarian Concern
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has introduced legislation (S. 4110) to "designate residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as Priority 2 refugees of special humanitarian concern." The bill was introduced on June 30 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Todd Young, R-Ind., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Marco Rubio, 284 Russell Senate Office Building,  more

Sen. Schumer Introduces Bill on Unemployment Insurance Provisions of Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., has introduced legislation (S. 4143) to "extend the unemployment insurance provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for the duration of the economic recovery." The bill was introduced on July 1 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, 322 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-6542; o  more

Sen. Scott Introduces Bill to Improve Emergency Unemployment Relief
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has introduced legislation (S. 4209) to amend title IX of the Social Security Act "to improve emergency unemployment relief for governmental entities and nonprofit organizations." The bill was introduced on July 2 and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Ron Wyden, D-Ore., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., James Lankford, R-Okla., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., David Perdue, R-Ga., Marg  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Provide Temporary Moratorium on Eviction Filings
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4097) to provide a temporary moratorium on eviction filings. The bill was introduced on June 29 and has 16 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawai  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Refinance Federal, Private Student Loans
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4141) to refinance Federal and private student loans. The bill was introduced on July 1 and has 34 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill  more

Sen. Warren Introduces Bill to Reform Pattern, Practice Investigations Conducted by Justice Department
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (S. 4170) to "reform pattern or practice investigations conducted by the Department of Justice." The bill was introduced on July 2. It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. For more information, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510; 202/224-4543; or in state at 2400 President John F. Kennedy Federal Bldg., 15 New Sudbury St., Boston, MA 02203; 617/565-3170; 1550 Ma  more

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill on Emergency Benefits for Broadband Service
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4095) to "provide emergency benefits for broadband service during periods relating to COVID-19." The bill was introduced on June 29 and has 26 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Jeff M  more

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill to Establish Employment, Training, Supportive Services Program
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4107) to amend the Social Security Act "to establish a new employment, training, and supportive services program for unemployed and underemployed individuals and individuals with barriers to employment, to provide employment services to individuals who are unemployed or underemployed as a result of COVID-19." The bill was introduced on June 30 and was co-sponsored by Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.  more

Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill to Provide for Drought Preparedness, Improved Water Supply Reliability
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation (S. 4189) to provide for drought preparedness and improved water supply reliability. The bill was introduced on July 2 and was co-sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. It was referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. For more information, Sen. Ron Wyden, 221 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-5244; or in state at 707 13th St. S.E., Ste. 285, Salem, OR 97301; 503/589-4555; 9  more